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Estonia plans to create 10 million “e-Estonians” by 2025

The Estonian government has approved the concept of issuing digital IDs to non-residents, meaning from the end of 2014, foreigners will be able to receive a secure Estonian e-identity, forging a unique opportunity to create a new set of remotely usable global services. According to Taavi Kotka, the Deputy Secretary …

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Estonian cloud synchronisation startup Cloutex raises US$600,000 in seed round funding

There’s a new kid on the block – the Estonian tech startup scene. Cloutex, which launched its service in spring 2013, has closed a US$600,000 seed round from United Partners, SmartCap and EstBan business angels. The former Skype Estonia General Manager and angel investor, Tiit Paananen, is also part of the round. …

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Estonia urges the EU to rely less on US ‘clouds’

IT hub Estonia has urged the European Union to rely less on US firms for ‘cloud’ data storage, amid tensions over claims of US spying and data surveillance. “Recent months have proven once again that it’s very important for Europe to have its own data clouds that operate strictly under European …

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Restarting governments in the cloud

Growth in the availability of cloud technologies, adoption of mobile computing devices and IT consumerisation means that governments need to rethink their strategies regarding e-services. In the article, we take a look at how cloud technology and a fresh approach can help in creating modern public services. Cloud services reduce spending, …

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